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Street art around the world

Above/featured: Clubhouse Lane, Adelaide, SA – 21 Aug 2012 (450D).

I provide from the following 20 locations examples of street art; some works are permanent, while others are no longer on display. With the “(h)” label, I’ve also highlighted a number of works by one of my favourites – the German artist pair Herakut.

  1. Adelaide, Australia
  2. Albuquerque, USA
  3. Berlin, Germany
  4. Bratislava, Slovakia
  5. Cologne, Germany
  6. Flagstaff, USA
  7. Gallup, USA
  8. Hannover, Germany
  9. Heidelberg, Germany (h)
  10. Kassel, Germany
  11. Konstanz, Germany
  12. Melbourne, Australia
  13. Munich, Germany (h)
  14. Prague, Czech Republic
  15. Salzburg, Austria
  16. Seattle, USA
  17. Sydney, Australia
  18. Vancouver, Canada
  19. Wellington, New Zealand
  20. Wittenberg, Germany (h)

As always, images are best seen on the widest screen possible, as the physical size of a mobile screen is simply too small.

Adelaide, Australia

Adelaide, SA, Australia,

“Teatro del mundo” (theatre of the world) – 23 Aug 2012 (450D).

Albuquerque, NM, USA

Berlin, Germany

Interbrigadas Berlin, Mercure Hotel Berlin Mitte, U-Bhf Gleisdreieck, Gleisdreieck, Kreuzberg, Berlin, Hauptstadt, Germany, Deutschland,

Interbrigadas mural (2009), near Gleisdreieck station in Kreuzberg. For size comparison, note DHL courier bin at lower right. Photo on 19 Dec 2012 (450D).

Bratislava, Slovakia

Cologne, Germany

Stadtwappen, coat of arms, Cologne, Köln, Nordrhein-Westfalen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, Deutschland,

Playful variation of the city’s coat of arms: crowns for the 3 Wise Men are replaced by 3 monkeys who can’t see, speak, or hear; 11 ermine tails representing Saint Ursula and her companions are replaced by 11 bananas. East wall of the building at address Subbelrather Strasse 16 – photo on 21 Jun 2010 (450D).

Flagstaff, AZ, USA

Mother Myth of Route 66, Mural Mice, mural, US route 66, US-66, Mother Road, Flagstaff, AZ,

“Mother Myth of Route 66,” by Mural Mice (2013): behind Lumberyard Brewing on East Phoenix Avenue – 16 Oct 2018 (X70).

Gallup, NM, USA

Navajo Code Talkers, World War 2, US Marine Corps, Pacific theater, Navajo Nation, Gallup, New Mexico, USA,

2001 wall mural by Be Sargent, honouring Navajo Code Talkers recruited by the U.S. Marine Corps for service in the Pacific theater during World War 2 – 12 Oct 2018 (X70).

Hannover, Germany

Hannover–New York Express art project, U Sedanstrasse/Lister Meile, Sedanstrasse, Lister Meile, Hannover, Niedersachsen, Lower Saxony, Germany, Deutschland,

“Hannover–New York Express”, 1995 art project with 4 street artists from Hannover (Germany) and 3 street artists from New York (USA). Photo at U-Bahn station Sedanstrasse/Lister Meile – 1 Oct 2017 (6D1).

Heidelberg, Germany

Daniel Thouw, Wandkunst, wall mural, street art, Neuenheimer Uferstrasse, Uferstrasse, Neuenheim, Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, Deutschland,

2015 wall mural by Daniel Thouw: on Uferstrasse in Neuenheim – 21 May 2016 (6D1).

street art, mural, Herakut, Metropolink, Heidelberg, Germany,

“Wenn wir uns von Äusserlichkeiten abschrecken lassen, verpassen wir womöglich das Wertvolle darunter.” / “If we let outer appearances scare us, we might miss out on great beauty inside.” Mural by Herakut, for Metropolink 2016 – 15 Mar 2017 (6D1).

Kassel, Germany

Konstanz, Germany

Pest, Bane+Pest, Marktstättenunterführung, Marktstätte underpass, Konstanz, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, Deutschland,

Street artist ‘Pest’ (Yiannis Hadjipanayis), for Signals Under Traffic (2016) at Markstättenunterführung (Marktstätte underpass) – 23 Sep 2017 (6D1).

Melbourne, Australia

be free, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, myRTW,

Street artist ‘be free’: near Melbourne Central Station – 28 Aug 2012 (450D).

Munich, Germany

Herakut, Wahn|Sinn, Faust, Goethe, Museum of Urban and Contemporary Art, MUCA, Munich, Muenchen, Bayern, Bavaria, Germany, Deutschland,

“Verweile doch, Du bist so schön …” / “Stay for awhile, you’re so pretty …” “Wahn|Sinn”, an interpretation of Goethe’s Faust, by Herakut: Museum of Urban and Contemporary Art – 31 May 2018 (X70).

Prague, Czech Republic

David Cerny, sculpture, contemporary art, Prague, Praha, Czech Republic,

“Proudy” (“Piss”), by David Černý (2004). In front of the Franz Kafka Museum, two automated figures urinate into a pool in the shape of the Czech Republic. When a text message is sent to the mobile number connected to this sculpture, the figures “spell” out the text. Photo from 3 Oct 2008 (450D).

Salzburg, Austria

Stephan Balkenhol, Sphaera, Walk of Modern Art, street art, Kapitelplatz, Salzburg, Austria, Oesterreich,

“Sphaera”, by Stephan Balkenhol (2007): next to the city cathedral – 23 May 2018 (X70).

Seattle, WA, USA

The Eagle, Alexander Calder, sculpture, Olympic Sculpture Park, Seattle, WA, USA,

“The Eagle”, by Alexander Calder (1971), in Seattle Art Museum’s Olympic Sculpture Park, 1 of 10 spots in Seattle to view art for free. Photo on 10 Oct 2016 (6D1).

Sydney, Australia

In Between Two Worlds, Jason Wing, sculpture, Kimber Lane, Haymarket, Sydney, NSW, Australia,

“In Between Two Worlds,” by Jason Wing (2011): Kimber Lane, Haymarket – 12 May 2013 (450D).

Vancouver, Canada

LensCulture Street Photography 2015 entry, Henry Lee,

“A-maze-ing Laughter”, by Yue Minjun (2009); but the superposition with a woman in the background means I call this “the gulf of Georgia” – 27 Sept 2014 (6D1).

Wellington, New Zealand

Ferns, Neil Dawson, sculpture, Te Ngākau Civic Square, Wellington, New Zealand,

“Ferns”, by Neil Dawson (1998); photo on 12 Jul 2012 (450D). The hanging sphere of ferns became a key symbol for the city’s Te Ngākau Civic Square, but also for Wellingtonians. The sculpture in the picture consisted of 11 aluminum sheets representing five different kinds of ferns. Taken down in 2015, a new version of the sculpture was installed in 2018.

Wittenberg, Germany

Patience and hope, wall mural, Herakut, Lutherstadt Wittenberg, Wittenberg, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany,

“Sie heissen Geduld und Zuversicht und ihr Schicksal liegt in meinen Händen.” / “They’re called patience and hope, and their fate lies in my hands.” Mural by Herakut, for the Kura 2016 festival – 30 Oct 2016 (6D1).

I made all pictures above between 2008 and 2018 with a Canon 450D (450D), a Canon 6D mark 1 (6D1), and a Fujifilm X70 (X70). Alle Fotoaufnahmen sind mit Wasserzeichen versehen worden. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins DOT com as

23 Responses to “Street art around the world”

    • fotoeins

      Hi and thanks, Tina. Cerny’s sculpture remains controversial as he’s “pissing” on his own country; then again, anyone with access to the sculpture’s mobile number can also do the same 😳😅 Thanks again for your comment and for stopping by!

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  1. pattimoed

    Henry–this is marvelous! A visual delight! It is hard to pick a favorite, but I love the Laughter sculpture in Vancouver too. The “Proudy” fountain is hilarious!

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    • fotoeins

      Hi and thanks, Patti. It was very interesting going back through the archives, and I’m amazed at what I was able to pick up (sub)consciously over the years. “Proudy” never fails to elicit a chuckle or a groan. 😅 Even today, I find “A-maze-ing Laughter” grotesque but effective, as I understand the sculpture’s (and the artist’s) common motif as scathing criticism over the central government’s high-handed and total control over its citizenry. Thanks again for your comment and for stopping by!

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    • pattimoed

      I just read a bit more about the sculpture–created with the artist’s own image. I didn’t realize that! It’s true that when you create a post, you really get a better sense of your own work over time.

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    • fotoeins

      Hi, Amy – thanks for your comment and for stopping by!

      P.S. I saw you subscribed to “Fotoeins WIDE” which I’m no longer updating, as everything is now on Fotoeins Fotografie ( Thanks again!

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  2. Leya

    This is an amazing collection – cannot choose a favorite, and I have only seen one of these marvelous art works. Thank you for posting these for us all to enjoy! I laid eyes on “Ferns” some years ago in Wellington, and loved it. Knowing that Silver Fern is the symbol of NZ.

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    • fotoeins

      Hi and thanks, Ann. Ever since I saw “Ferns” for the first time, I’ve always tried to return to Civic Square every time I’m in Wellington. It’s as if I’m checking Wellington still has the suspended sculpture, although I understand Civic Square is going through a great many change. Thank you again for your kind comment and for stopping by!


  3. SandyL

    A wonderful collection. I really appreciate the annotations identifying the artists and intent. This makes the post special and more than just pictures. Good work!

    Liked by 1 person

    • fotoeins

      Hi, Sandy. It takes a little work to note the details or to find those details afterwards, but I find it’s always important to credit artists for their art. Thank you for your kind comment and for stopping by!


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